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  • Enclosed garden & pool at rear of the house
    Enclosed garden & pool at rear of the house
    Enclosed garden & pool at rear of the house
    Front garden, house, adjoining gite & games room
    Lounge leading through to kitchen/dining room
    bedroom 1 with en suite
    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
    La Forge is a stylish 19th century longere, previously the village blacksmiths forge, house and outbuildings. It sits in a valley in the small village of Tillou inbetween Chef Boutonne (7kms) and the larger town of Melle (10kms), both towns having, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes etc. The house is approached up its own gravel drive & is surrounded by 1 acre of its own land, including gardens, orchard, large grassed play area and above ground pool. The interior of the house is a mix of old and new with exposed stone walls and a modern fully fitted kitchen.

    All the rooms are large, light and airy. A pool table and table tennis table are available in the covered barns. There is a covered bbq area for alfresco dining whilst watching the sun go down. The main house also houses a 42'...
  • Amenities & details
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Cots:(2)
    • Dining Seats (10)
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Beds:(4)
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (3)
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (10)
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Ping Pong Table
    • Pool Table
    • Private Garden
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Sofa Beds:(2)
    • Stereo System
    • Telephone
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    The house is ideal for people who just want to get away from it all and is especially good for families with children, with a large enclosed garden. If you are looking for a house to accommodate more than one family, then this house is perfect as there is a large kitchen diner and also two large sitting rooms should you need some quiet time on your own.

    There is also a selection of DVDs, games and books for guests to use.
    2 of the double beds are superking size & can be made into twin beds if prefered
    Listing #HL134578 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Poitiers: 79.0 km
    Railway: Poitiers: 79.0 km
    Ferry: St Malo: 383.0 km
    Airports-Poitiers (1hr), Angouleme (50mins) La Rochelle (1.25hr) with Ryanair from Stansted. From Birmingham, Dublin or Southampton to La Rochelle. Bristol to La Rochelle with Easyjet. Gatwick to Nantes (2hr drive) with BA. Bristol to Bordeaux (2hr) Flybe.

    Car hire available at all airports.

    Train-Eurostar Waterloo via Lille (or Paris) to Poitiers.
    Drive-Eurotunnel to Calais (7.5hr drive).
    Ferry-St Malo (5hr drive), Caen (5.5hr), Cherbourg, Le Havre, or Roscoff (all 7hr drive). Calais (7.5hr)
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 97.0 km.
    Nearby cities
    Dordogne Gites (1,941)
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  • English first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

A super holiday rental,couldn't believe how we struck gold with this property. Two families with children spend a lovely week here. House inside is beautifully decorated with everything we needed. Vast supply of towels which was appreciated with so many children and the pool. Children loved the dvd's for pre-bed viewing and stocked games cupboard. Lots of laughs with table... more

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Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you had a great time. Buster & Anna more

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Deborah D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011

This holiday meant a lot to us - it was the first family holiday we've had in several years, after some difficult times. And it turned out that when I picked La Forge, I made the right choice. The house provides a perfect - and rare - combination of simplicity and comfort. The decor is charming, but not fussy, and... more

Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Much more than a French holiday gite. Comfort and attention to detail was everywhere. The grounds were beautiful, the children had great fun in the pool and the house was a home where you could truly relax and unwind. The housekeepers were there if you needed them but were totally unobtrusive yet wonderfully helpful and friendly. We didn't want to... more

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